New Arrivals · Crafts

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Decorating pumpkins & gourds : 20 fun & stylish projects for decorating pumpkins, gourds, and squashes

July 17, 2018
Schneebeli-Morrell, Deborah, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Contains 20 fun ideas for decorating pumpkins, squashes and gourds. All projects have step-by-step instructions, complete with hand-drawn illustrations"--Back cover.

One-day room makeovers: how to get the designer look for less with three easy steps

July 16, 2018
Amado, Martin, author.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self. Design expert and "makeover maestro" Martin Amado reveals the 3-step method he uses to create dramatic room makeovers for his clients in only one day. From walls to furniture to accessories, learn how to decorate rooms of any style in layers like a professional designer. Overflowing with stunning color photographs and illustrations, savvy design advice and DIY decor projects, this book makes it easy to give your home the designer look for less!

The big book of hacks

July 13, 2018
San Francisco, CA : Weldon Owen, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Popular science.
How to use this book -- Maker basics -- Geek toys -- Home improvements -- Gadget upgrades -- Transportation & fitness.

180 more doodle quilting designs : free-motion ideas for blocks, borders, and corners

July 9, 2018
Bothell, WA : Martingale & Company, [2018]
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

Lush & layered beadweaving : stitch jewelry with texture and dimension

July 3, 2018
Balonis, Marcia, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2018.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Basic materials, tools, and techniques -- Projects -- Beginner -- Advanced beginner -- Intermediate -- Advanced -- Gallery.
"Explore the possibilities of richly dimensional jewelry design with Lush & layered beadweaving. Teacher and designer Marcia Balonis' first book is chock full or projects that showcase her textured style. Add layers of all your favorite beads, including seed beads, pears, crystals, and multi-hole shaped beads to create these straightforward and wearable designs"--Back cover.

My felt doll : easy sewing patterns for wonderfully whimsical dolls

June 28, 2018
Down, Shelly, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- How this book works -- Felt -- Other essential materials -- How to sew the basic doll -- Little Mermaid -- Girls' Night Out -- Flower Fairy -- Beach Babe -- Prima Ballerina -- Little Princess -- Bedtime Doll -- Circus Ringmaster -- Little Traveller -- Cute Schoolgirl -- Woodland Maiden -- Personalizing your doll -- Stitch guide.
Sewing soft dolls has never been easier with these adorable patterns from Gingermelon designer Shelly Down! The eagerly anticipated first book by popular toy designer Shelly Down, My Felt Doll shows sewers of all abilities how to make adorable soft dolls using the most basic of materials and skills. Using just felt sheets and a handful of simple notions, you will learn how to sew the simple yet delightful doll pattern and then discover 11 imaginative variations on the design including over 40 accessories - from a mermaid to a witch, from a princess to a superhero and from a ballerina to a bride - guaranteed to delight little girls everywhere. With no hems to sew and all the stitching done by hand, My Felt Doll makes a great entry point to sewing dolls for beginners and even children.

Journal me organized : the complete guide to practical and creative planning

June 22, 2018
Spooner, Rebecca (Homeschool blogger), author.
New York : Get Creative 6, 2018.
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Add meaning to each day with The Art of Planning, which covers choosing a journal, how and why to plan, different types of planning--including bullet journaling--short-term and long-term goal setting, cross referencing, prioritizing, and time management. Tutorials on creative page design include templates for minimalist or exuberant spreads that capture the joy of holidays, birthdays, and personal milestones. Whether organizing the laundry room, planning meals, or saving for a dream vacation, Rebecca Spooner's creative ideas and easy-to-follow instructions will bring your journal pages to life. Bonus items include black-and-white lettering to trace or copy and versatile templates to jumpstart your creative planning"-- Provided by publisher.

Stitch & sew : beautifully embroider 31 projects

June 20, 2018
Hoey, Aneela, 1971- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., 2018.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Carefree crochet : 50 soft, fashionable projects that make you feel good

June 20, 2018
Zamori, May Britt Bjella, author.
153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Originally published in Norwegian as Hekling i tykt og tynt."--Title page verso.
"Big hooks, fluffy yarn, unique textures, great results!"--Cover.
Openwork crochet patterns for any style or season.

Launchers, lobbers, and rockets engineer : make 20 awesome ballistic blasters with ordinary stuff

June 18, 2018
Akiyama, Lance, author.
Beverly Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, [2018]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
After the huge successes of Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer, we finally take away the boundaries of a single category and let author Lance Akiyama create twenty devious weapons of backyard warfare. Each of these launchers are made from PVC, soda bottles, rubber bands, hairspray cans, and anything you might find in the junk drawer, and are capable of firing marshmallows, poker chips, tennis balls, sponges, and plenty more. This book is written for adults, but kids and teens can get in on the fun, too. Projects range from simple shooters to be built by novice crafters, to the more complicated Slide Action Rubber Band Gun, A Wrist-Mounted Crossbow, and even a Desk Drawer Booby Trap.

Crochet lacy shawls : 27 original wraps with a vintage vibe

June 15, 2018
Strong, Rohn, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2018]
132 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Animal quilts : 12 paper piecing patterns for stunning animal quilts designs

June 14, 2018
Van der Heijden, Juliet, author.
Pynes Hill, Exeter, UK : SewandSo, an imprint of F+W Media International, Ltd., 2017.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Includes a CD-ROM with full-size pattern pieces.
"Create incredible quilts for your home with this collection of foundation paper-pieced quilt patterns featuring 12 different animals. Learn how to create realistic representations of your favorite animals and birds in stunning paper-pieced quilt blocks. This unique collection of 12 contemporary quilt patterns includes a tiger, butterfly, swan, owl, peacock and polar bear as well as many more."--provided by publisher.

Subversive cross stitch : 50 f*cking clever designs for your sassy side

June 13, 2018
Jackson, Julie, author.
120 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Subversive Cross Stitch began in the spring of 2003 as a form of anger management therapy when Jackson was dealing with a cruel bully of a boss. At her wit's end and in dire need of some art therapy, she stopped by a craft store on the way home from work one day and picked up an ornate sampler. Once she finished the intricate border of pink flowers, she decided to stitch the word 'F*%k' right in the centre. It felt so great, and the idea was born!

Creative wood letters : 35 simple craft projects for decorating your home

June 5, 2018
Aasen, Krista, author.
California : Watson-Guptill, [2018]
161 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Decorating wood letters is a fun and simple project for the home, from a child's name in a bedroom to an uplifting message above the mantel. Inspired by everything from from nature to art using maps, photos, washi tape, succulents, driftwood, metallic paints, and more. With a variety of styles from rustic and beachy to cute and sparkly, these projects are perfect for gracing the walls, shelves, and nooks of kitchens, bedrooms and beyond.

Start your own Etsy business : your step-by-step guide to handmade success

June 4, 2018
Rich, Jason, author.
Irvine, California : EP Entrepreneur Press, [2017]
xiii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Discover what Etsy has to offer -- Online business operators must juggle many responsibilities -- Calculating your costs and setting your prices -- Establishing yourself as an Etsy seller -- Creating your product listings and product photography -- Promoting and marketing your Etsy shop -- Always offer top-notch customer service -- Growing your Etsy business.

Longarm quilting workbook : basic skills, techniques & motifs for modern longarming

June 1, 2018
Silva, Teresa (Teresa Ann), author.
142 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"In 'Longarm quilting basics', you'll learn: longarm machine basics, including essential features to look for when investing in your first machine; the best tools, materials, and supplies to get the job done; 20+ quilting motifs, from basics swirls and loops to more complex feathers or squares; how to visualize, plan, and execute multiple styles of quilts through an inspiring gallery of finished samples"--Page 4 of cover.
"20+ stitch motifs!"--Cover.
First steps -- Motifs -- Doodling & drawing -- Pieced projects -- Gallery of quilts.
Go from novice to successful longarm quilter with this complete guide to modern longarm quilting. Features 20 plus quilting motifs.

DIY projects for cats and dogs : 20 easy-to-build creations for your best friend

May 30, 2018
Rau, Armelle, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"DIY projects for Cats & Dogs is an unbridged translation of a 2017 French book: Bricolages pour Animaux.' --Title page verso.
Introduction -- Practical basics -- Projects for cats and dogs -- Projects for dogs
""If we just had a little more space!" Organization and decluttering are always on homeowners? minds, whether designing their dream home or reconfiguring the one they have. The latest in the popular Idea Book series, the completely revised All New Built-Ins Idea Book builds on the success of the original (one of Taunton?s all-time bestsellers) and showcases a wide range of built-in and storage possibilities. A handy visual clip file, it?s full of fresh ideas for creating rooms that are both functional and stylish. From niches and bookcases to linen closets and pantries, built-ins can have a huge architectural impact on any home. Starting with the basics, this guide answers the questions of what to store, where to store, and how to store?with design solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, entertainment spaces, bedrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms, and more. Readers are sure to make extra room for this richly illustrated space-solver."--Publisher's website.

Paper flowers Chinese style : create handmade gifts and decorations

May 24, 2018
Liu, Fang, author.
200 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
"This Chinese papercraft book introduces readers to 24 unique paper flower patterns, with techniques for their folding and decoration, and tips for composition, color matching, floral vessels and display. The 24 patterns are designed to match the "24 solar terms" on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, with six flowers for each of the four seasons."--Amazon.

Free-motion framework : 10 innovative wholecloth quilt designs - 8 skill-building lessons

May 23, 2018
Eskridge, Jen (Jennifer Reanna), author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., [2018]
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Modern macramé : 33 stylish projects for your handmade home

May 23, 2018
Katz, Emily, author.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2018]
247 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Macramé basics -- Plant hangers -- Wall hangings and more -- Lighting -- Seating -- Rugs -- Tabletop -- Home goods.
Macramé--the fine art of knotting--is an age-old craft that's undergoing a contemporary renaissance. At the heart of this resurgence is Emily Katz, a lifestyle icon and artist who teaches sold out macramé workshops around the world and creates swoon-worthy aspirational interiors with her custom hand-knotted pieces. Modern Macramé is a stylish, contemporary guide to the traditional art and craft of macramé, including 33 projects, from driftwood wall art and bohemian light fixtures to macramé rugs and headboards. The projects are showcased in easy to follow and photogenic project layouts, guiding both the novice and the more experienced crafter in a highly achievable way. Included with every project are thoughtful lifestyle tips showing how macramé can provide the perfect finishing touch for the modern, well-designed home--whether it's a hundred-year-old farmhouse, a sophisticated loft, or a cozy but stylish rental.

How to archive family photos : a step-by-step guide to organize and share your photos digitally

May 23, 2018
May-Levenick, Denise S., author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, [2015]
240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Includes 25 easy keepsake projects"--Cover.
Organize. Digital imaging basics ; Transfer tips ; Photo-management software ; Online photo services ; Digital photo-management workflow -- Digitize. Heirloom photo collections ;Digitization preparation ; Scanning equipment ; Scanning tactics ; Heirloom photo storage -- Create. Core photo-project skills ; Card, collage, and scrapbooking projects ; Calendar projects ; Smartphone and tablet projects ; Fabric and home décor projects ; Photo-book projects.
A practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos.

Radiant quilts : a scrap quilt book

May 23, 2018
Campbell, Elsie, 1949- author.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
The value of value -- Tools and techniques -- Kept in stitches -- Putting it all together -- The quilt projects: Charmed, I'm sure! ; Curves ahead ; Peppermint pinwheels ; City slicker ; Jewel table runner ; Winter ice ; Twist & shout table runner ; Easy stars table runner ; Southwest influence ; Project templates.
Renowned author and quilt designer Elsie M. Campbell uses triangles, clamshells, half-hexagons, strips, and diamonds to make 9 start-to-finish, stash-busting projects from stunning table runners to a gorgeous king-sized quilt.

Sea glass crafts : find, collect, & craft more than 20 projects using the ocean's treasures

May 22, 2018
Ruger-Wightman, Rebecca, author.
x, 131 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Sea glass is the beautiful result of broken glass being naturally polished and smoothed by the ocean's currents for extended periods of time. These beautiful jewels become weathered and frosted from abrasion and erosion in salt water, giving them a distinctly beautiful, jewel-like appearance that is perfect for all sorts of crafting! Sea Glass Crafts includes twenty step-by-step projects for you to create beautiful works with your collection of sea glass. Accompanying each project are beautiful full-color photographs which visually aid readers in the instructions as well as display the finished product. From jewelry to other lavish lifestyle crafts, this book will give skills needed to learn the art of creating beautiful homemade pieces. Sea glass can be purchased in bulk online, but it is way more fun to collect on your own. On your next trip to the beach, when you find yourself swimming in these treasures, be sure to utilize the lessons in this book to create something truly homemade, unique, and beautiful. It's a perfect activity for anyone interested in jewelry-making or crafting, or for someone looking to learn a new hobby." -- Page [2] of cover.

Knitted birds : over 30 fun feathered friends for you to knit

May 22, 2018
Fijalkowska, Nicky, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
125 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contains all the instructions you need to bring a flock of characterful birds to life. This book also includes photographs and instructions for techniques such as sewing up, stuffing, and creating legs that will let your birds stand, perch or even cling to your finger.

Japanese stitches unraveled : 160+ stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round

May 18, 2018
Bernard, Wendy (Wendy Jo), author.
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.
Includes indexes.
"Japanese stitch designs, along with fully illustrated charts, familiar symbols, and clear instructions for every single stitch. Each stitch pattern receives Bernard's unique four-direction makeover -topdown, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round. To showcase the knitting in action, Bernard also includes instructions for six garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting without a pattern."

feed —Subscribe to the Crafts feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print